Excerpt: Hotel Schgaguler is a hospitality project designed by Peter Pichler Architecture’s architectural firm. A simple and timeless design is the main protagonist of the charming boutique hotel consisting of alpine style with reduced aesthetics, creating an authentic sense of well-being. An open and transparent house attracts guests and invites visitors to come in and feel the connection to the picturesque village and its surrounding mountains.
[Text as submitted by architect] A simple and timeless architectural design is the main protagonist of the charming boutique hotel. Alpine style with reduced aesthetics creates an authentic sense of well-being. An open and transparent house attracts guests and invites visitors to come in and feel the connection to the picturesque village and its surrounding mountains.
The Project consists of three monolithic volumes, following the house’s original structure before reconstruction. While respecting the local context and its surroundings, the strong architectural identity of the Hotel follows a contemporary reinterpretation of the alpine style. It plays with vernacular elements, such as the typical sloped roof.
The expressive exoskeleton facade changes according to orientation and program. The almost sculptural structure is less depth on the north/east facade, mostly corridors and public spaces. The tapered geometry has more depth at the south facade and creates loggias with natural shading. The rocks of the surrounding mountains inspire the bright grey colour of the chalk containing the render of the facade.
Tradition and culture are vital elements in the design of the Hotel. Functional and straightforward interiors with open layouts are combined with local materials such as chestnut wood or local Stones and textiles. Public spaces like lobby, bar and restaurant are located on the ground floor. The Bar connects to an expansive and sunny terrace with impressive views of the Sciliar mountain. The underground level hosts the wellness facilities, Spa and beauty.
The rooms and suites are located on the above levels and are characterized by a timeless design that evokes a cosy atmosphere. Open bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs invite you to take a soothing bath after a hike or ski tour.